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2010-04-30 11:50:00

CHICAGO, April 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As heel pain continues to be one of the most prevalent foot problems affecting men and women of all ages, the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) today published a new clinical practical guideline to help physicians diagnose and treat the numerous conditions associated with it. Appearing as a supplement to the May/June Issue of the Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery, the guideline is a revision of the original 2001 document and...

2010-04-26 07:25:00

LOMBARD, Ill., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- With over ten million diabetics in the U.S. alone and approximately 150,000 amputations performed yearly, inventor and American board-certified prosthetist John E. Rooney developed a custom-made ankle-foot orthosis with the trade name Ulcer Healing Orthosis(R) or UHO(R). The U.S. patented device helps to support the lower leg and foot, reducing mechanical stress on the bottom of the ulcerated foot. This allows blood flow to the ulceration, encouraging...

2010-04-20 12:53:00

PAYSON, Utah, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Leonardo da Vinci said, "The foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art." Unfortunately, despite his genius, he missed a piece. What he could not appreciate in his time is that many people are born with hidden congenital defects that cause their feet and legs to function incorrectly throughout the whole of their lives.(1) Oblivious to their own poor foot function, huge numbers of people continue to expose their feet to an incredible...

2010-03-24 09:33:00

SEAL BEACH, Calif., March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- New Feet Global Franchise Inc., the franchise specializing in arch supports, comfort shoes and related products, today announced that Southern California is now open for franchise sales of the New Feet Store(TM). The company is included in the Franchise Registry, a national online listing of franchise systems whose franchisees receive expedited loan processing when applying for financial assistance through the Small Business Administration...

2010-02-01 10:59:00

BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Innovative Neurotronics, Inc. (IN, Inc.), the development and commercialization subsidiary of Hanger Orthopedic Group, today announced the launch of its Bi-Flex Cuff, the latest enhancement to its neuromuscular stimulation device called the WalkAide. The new cuff provides patients with increased comfort, ease of use, and consistent, reproducible outcomes. Standard with all WalkAides starting today, the Bi-Flex Cuff will make its debut at the 2010...

2010-01-21 10:22:00

BETHESDA, Md., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hanger Orthopedic Group, Inc. (NYSE: HGR) and its philanthropic organization The Hanger Ivan R. Sabel Foundation announced today that it will provide $250,000 in funding and orthopedic devices to assist with the medical needs of those affected by the earthquake in Haiti. A direct cash donation of $25,000 and a contribution of $225,000 in orthopedic devices, including neck and back braces, limb immobilizers, fracture boots, wrist splints,...

2010-01-12 08:17:00

BETHESDA, Md., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hanger Orthopedic Group, Inc. (NYSE: HGR) announced today that it expects to report record fourth quarter sales of approximately $205 million. Given the higher than expected sales volume and continued emphasis on cost control, the Company expects to report earnings per share in the range of $0.35 to $0.38 for the quarter. The revised earnings per share estimate represents between 35% and 46% growth for the quarter. Based on the new fourth...

2009-12-29 14:20:00

ACFAS offers mothers-to-be remedies for aching feet CHICAGO, Dec. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Oh my aching feet" is a phrase you hear often from pregnant women. But are sore feet a symptom they just must deal with during pregnancy? According to the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) the answer is "no." There are many remedies available to help alleviate foot pain. According to Marybeth Crane, DPM, FACFAS, a Dallas-area foot and ankle surgeon, women often experience...

2009-11-18 11:42:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue. Orthopedic Orthotics - Global Market Trends http://www.reportlinker.com/p0164295/Orthopedic-Orthotics---Global-Market-Trends.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=prnewswire Taking roots from the need for pacing up the rehabilitation of limb functions at the times of war, orthopedic orthotics traversed a long evolutionary path, and is now...

2009-10-08 16:00:00

BETHESDA, Md., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hanger Orthopedic Group, Inc. (NYSE: HGR) is pleased to announce that it recently acquired Creative Orthotics & Prosthetics, Inc., Custom Orthopedics of Wyoming and certain orthotics and prosthetics assets from the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. These acquisitions add patient care centers to existing markets in New York, Wyoming and Pennsylvania. President and CEO, Thomas F. Kirk stated, "We are extremely pleased to welcome...


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